July 21, 2022

Building Bands with Todd McCarty - Former Sony Music Vice President and Top Label Manager


This week Brian is joined by Todd McCarty.

When it comes to the music industry Todd has done it all. Raised in the suburbs of Washington DC on a steady diet of 80’s hardcore punk, Todd is a music industry vet currently living in Japan with his wife and daughter. He credits driving a taxi with getting his music business career off the ground. In 1998 while listening to music between fares, he plotted his future one cab driver confessional at a time. He’s been a drummer, a tour manager, label executive, and a VP of Sales for major label Sony Music. While serving as GM and head of sales at Fearless Records for 13 years he was awarded several platinum and gold sales awards. Todd released over 200 cover songs on the “Punk Goes” compilation which has been streamed over a billion times. 

While at Sony Music Todd looked after metal label Century Media, and prog rock label Inside Out.  
Some of the artists he worked with are: Portugal The Man, Motionless in White, I Prevail, Ice Nine Kills, Plain White T's, Pierce The Veil, Kansas, Wage War, Arch Enemy, Lacuna Coil, Devin Townsend, Mayday Parade, At The Drive-in, Body Count, Alesana, The Word Alive, August Burns Red, Sugarcult

Recently Todd started Band Builder Academy - the premiere online academy for musicians, artist managers, and record labels  - where he shares his process and teaches how to build a band from opening act to headlining act.

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Todd McCarty

Vice President, Record Label Manager,

Raised in the suburbs of Washington DC on a steady diet of 80’s hardcore punk, Todd McCarty is a music industry vet currently living in Japan with his wife and daughter. He credits driving a taxi with getting his music business career off the ground. In 1998 while listening to music between fares, he plotted his future one cab driver confessional at a time. He’s been a drummer, a tour manager, label executive, and a VP of Sales for major label Sony Music.

While serving as GM and head of sales at Fearless Records for 13 years he was awarded several platinum and gold sales awards. Todd released over 200 cover songs on the “Punk Goes” compilation which has been streamed over a billion times. Recently he started Band Builder Academy - the premiere online academy for musicians, artist managers, and record labels - where he shares his process and teaches how to build a band from opening act to headlining act.

Todd is a lifelong music industry veteran and has been active since the age of 15 - first as a drummer, then as a tour manager, and then a label executive. His other interests include baseball, travel (visited all 50 states and over 20 countries).